Today we’re asking Bill Wade - consolidation expert at Wade & Partners and one of the speakers at the Distribution and Manufacturing Profitability Forum - about his session titled "Consolidation Realities: A Guide To The Minefields Of Building Companies Through Acquisition." See what he has to say about why consolidation can be a great thing for a distributor.
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The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.
These wrenches allow the user to quickly turn nuts and bolts without removing the wrench from the fastener, says the company.
The uniquely engineered HyFlex 11-927 glove features Ansell RIPEL Liquid Repellence Technology and Ansell GRIP Technology, combined with a cut resistant liner and a higher dip lining, says the company.
Caterpillar's first-quarter earnings climbed 5%, and the construction equipment maker raised its 2014 forecast. But the company also said Thursday that a mining equipment sales slump is still hurting results.
The maker of products from Post-it notes to industrial coatings and ceramics said Thursday that it earned $1.21 billion, or $1.79 per share, for the three months through March 31. A year earlier it earned $1.13 billion, or $1.61 per share.
Sales were $1.254 billion, up 0.3%. Sales in janitorial and breakroom supplies rose 2.3% to $332.7 million from $325.3 million. Industrial supply sales increased 1.4% to $131.5 million from $129.7 million.
Aung Latt has been in the distribution industry for over 20 years, most recently as a Strategic Account Executive for Infor. Prior to that, Aung held multiple roles within the Prophet 21/Activant/now Epicor organizations.
Factory activity in China shrank for the fourth straight month in April, though the decline was slightly slower, a survey on Wednesday said, in a possible sign the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing.
The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.
Avnet's reported sales increased 2.0% year over year to $2.6 billion and organic sales decreased 2.5% in reported dollars and 1.9% in constant currency.
To offset the effect of high temperatures on internal electronics, the durable internal components are rated at 200° C for consistent bias output voltage levels over the entire temperature range.
Barcoding will serve as a value-added reseller of Motorola Solutions and Vertex Standard two-way radio technology to help clients in a wide range of industries improve productivity and become more efficient, accurate, and connected within their organization.
The company's reported revenues increased by 3% to $2,723 million, compared with revenues of $2,639 million for the 2013 first quarter. Total U.S. revenues were up 3% compared to 2013, and revenues from international operations also increased 3% (up 4% excluding currency).
Sales decreased 4.7% to $685.1 million in the first quarter 2014 versus $718.6 million in the comparable 2013 period. This decrease reflects the benefit from acquisitions, which was offset by lower volumes and unfavorable foreign exchange translation.
Total revenues grew 4% to $3.6 billion and operating income increased 16% to $667 million. Organic revenues increased 3.3%, with international growing 6.3% and North America increasing 1.0%.
Sales in the first quarter were $3,026 million, 5% above the prior-year quarter, and up 9%, excluding foreign currency. Organic sales grew 6% driven by higher on-site volumes from new project start-ups primarily in North America and Asia.
All risk-relevant information about suppliers, locations, and supply chains from the riskmethods “Supply Risk Network” will now be channeled into POOL4TOOL’s “All-in-One Supplier Collaboration” platform.
Maureen Barsema, vice president, Business Administration, Buffalo Grove, IL-based City Revere Electric Supply, will become the 2014-2015 NAED chair at the conclusion of the National Meeting held April 26-29 in San Francisco.
This initiative follows Eyefreight’s recent North American expansion, setting up U.S. headquarters in Evanston, IL for one of the fastest growing TMS providers in Europe.
GM said Tuesday that the new investigators will more than double the size of its current team, to 55. The company is also dividing its global engineering operations and placing a greater emphasis on whole vehicles, and their safety, instead of on individual parts.